Akron Children's to pay for entry-level workers' associate degrees

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Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital is expanding its tuition-reimbursement program for some entry-level employees who want to earn an associate's degree, according to Cleveland.com.

Under the "Career Launch" program, Akron Children's will pay for entry-level employees to study to become a medical assistant, respiratory therapist, EEG technician or licensed practical nurse. The program will be a partnership with Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio.

More than 1,000 hospital employees will be eligible for the program beginning this fall. For full reimbursement, employees and program participants have to commit to working at Akron Children's for two years post-graduation.

Akron Children's aims to enroll about 12 employees this fall.

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